Using some leftover potatoes from breakfast over the weekend, and a few gems from the fridge, I created a tasty meal for Taco Tuesday. I had high hopes for this meal, but once I started cooking, the meal got away from me. I forgot to take photos, I overcooked the eggs, and meant to add avocado. I thought about not posting it because it’s not the prettiest meal I have ever plated, BUT it was so yummy, I decided to go ahead and do it.
Let me tell you what you’re looking at here. We had corn tortillas with melted extra sharp cheddar cheese, potatoes seasoned with cumin and sea salt, topped with over hard eggs. For the side, we had black beans spooned over sautéed onion, spinach and beets seasoned with minced garlic. To eat the tacos, we simply folded the tortilla –with all of its deliciousness inside– in half and ate it like a normal taco. My husband spooned some of the beans and veggies into the taco too…brilliant.
Okay, my inspiration…the leftover potatoes. I didn’t want them to go to waste and it was time for a Taco Tuesday post, so there you have it.
*I added some olive oil, cumin and sea salt, and then I mashed it to create a little potato patty. I popped it in the oven at 350 for about 15 minutes to crisp it up.
*While the potatoes are crisping, prep your veggies and start heating some oil and garlic in a pan over medium heat. Once the onion is translucent and the garlic is fragrant, add the beets and sauté for about 15 minutes. I say, add whatever veggies you have here. You can’t go wrong (says the vegetarian). This is also a good time to heat up your beans on the stovetop and season them up. It shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes to heat leftover beans or canned beans.
*Add a little olive oil to a pan over medium heat, put two tortillas in the pan at a time, and then sprinkle on some cheese to get it melted. Now is a good time to make your eggs. Making an over hard egg takes about 5 minutes (cook 2-3 minutes on each side). While the egg is cooking, and the cheese is starting to melt, add some of the potatoes and let it all cook for another couple minutes to allow the cheese and potatoes meld together nicely. Your egg should be ready to flip now. Pull the tortillas off the pan and place them on to a plate where they can stay warm. Top the tortilla concoction with half of your over hard egg.
*That’s it! Add some hot sauce to your tacos, serve the veggies and beans. Enjoy!